What amazed me today while riding the simulator was how it was all about me! When riding my horse I seem to get distracted at what the horse is doing underneath me and am not in my body. I had one whole hour of focusing on my body , my core my breathing and couldn't believe how much I improved in such a short period of time! can't wait to return to learn more! The simulator is awesome!
The interactive horse simulator is an incredible experience.
As a beginner, I often focus more on what my horse is doing and less on my actions. The IHS allowed me to focus solely on me, the rider. It awarded me the ability to not have to worry about what my horse might do and gave me time to really processes and understand my movements and responsibilities for an effective equine partnership.
The screen with the “balance dot” was especially helpful as I was able to get a concrete sense of how my body is positioned and the feeling that comes with a properly balanced seat. I left the interactive horse simulator feeling like a more confident rider and was eager to apply what I had learned to my horse.
Well, I have been riding my whole life and I was humbled today to see where my issues were in the saddle. I had no idea how tight my hips were or that I gripped with my right leg with my toes sticking out. I will be working on my hips from now on and have come away with a number of exercises I can do both in the saddle and on the ground to work on my issues until my next simulator lesson! Thank you!
Definitely a wonderful tool for anyone who is seriously about riding. A correct seat is the basis of all riding aids.
If you don't have a chance to take daily seat correction lessons on the lunge line (as the riders of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna do), practicing on the simulator is a very valid alternative when working on correcting/improving your seat.
I have immensely enjoyed the competent and patient instruction at Roozaro Farm and I can honestly say that my seat already noticeably improved even after the very first lesson. Better seat = happier horse = happier rider!
On top of everything, besides the obvious benefits, taking a simulator lesson is also simply just a lot of fun!
Thank you Roozaro Farm!!!
Riding the simulator was a great experience for me because it made me aware of how to better coordinate all the individual muscles of my body. Thank you so much, you are a great teacher and it was a lot of fun! It was worth making the trip here from Switzerland.
I was amazed to see a difference in my position after just one short lesson. The next day I was able to apply this new ‘feel’ while riding and the horses responded beautifully. Can’t wait to do it again!